The Guide to Hiking in the Vienne

On foot, by bike, by mountain bike or on horseback, the many routes and the most beautiful hikes around Poitiers in the Vienne invite you to spend moments of disconnection between nature and heritage. Hikers take note: prepare to be amazed!

Hiking Montmorillon ©Momentum Productions Mickael_PLANES

Where to hike in the Vienne ?

La Vienne, an area of ​​preserved nature par excellence recognized for its remarkable biodiversity, where a large number of routes, hikes and walks are accessible! Passionate about cycling, accomplished mountain biker, amateur hiker or even budding rider, you are in the right place to find the most beautiful walks around Poitiers.

The advantage of these countless trails: the possibility of strolling through varied landscapes in the forest, in the countryside, along the rivers, of discovering the magnificent local fauna and flora and of seeing up close the rich cultural heritage inherited from historical past of the Vienne.

All levels of difficulty are also available to allow beginners and more experienced visitors to enjoy the marked trails.

Want to escape, enjoy the great outdoors and nature?

Find our hiking routes in the Vienne

For the most courageous and eager for kilometers

Go on great adventures on foot or by bike

La Vienne is crossed by large lines like the Roads of Saint-Jacques Compostela, the Scandibérique (EuroVélo3), the Chemin d’Aliénor or, the Paths of Saint-Martin, but also by multiple loops to be covered on foot or by bike.

Prepare your hike in Poitiers and its surroundings!

To properly prepare the different stages of your hike in the Vienne, have you thought about everything?

If you have some free time during your hike, consider visiting our towns and villages of character which are well worth a little detour, meet the producers on your way and our & unmissables so you don't miss a thing! 

And to complete your walks in the Vienne...

We still have plenty of ideas for you, whether you are a solo hiker or a family hiker, on foot, on horseback, or by bike!

Tèrra Aventura revolutionizes the family outing!

Put on your favorite sneakers for an original 2.0 walk or bike ride! Tèrra Aventura it is about forty connected treasure hunts in the Vienne, thanks to the 100% free and local application.

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Treasure hunt Tèrra Aventura©Momentum Productions – Mickael PLANES
Bike reception - Tourism Vienne

Make your bike tour easier thanks to Accueil Vélo

The brand Accueil Vélo is a national brand known and recognized by cycle tourists. It allows you to find an establishment where all the services dedicated to bicycles are available, and to less than 5 kilometers from a marked cycle route

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Nature lovers: beautiful walks for you!

Lovers of Sunday walks or simply nature lovers, the Vienne also accessible walks for all ages. No need to be an experienced hiker to explore the hiking trails around Poitiers! Take the time to discover the Domaine du lac de Saint-Cyr and its beautiful walk around the lake with the LPO-labeled bird reserve, or the walk in the heart of the Domain of Givray, on the banks of the Clain.

Have fun with your family on the water, aboard canoe-kayak to discover the heritage of the Vienne otherwise.